1 day ago
"And if the music is good you dance". When I saw this sign from @eastplum I knew I had to have it. Not for the obvious reasons which is, it's just friggin awesome and duh, you dance. But because if made me immediately think of our little man Finnegan. Once upon a time not so long ago he didn't speak. In fact he didn't speak any words until he was three. No Mama, no Dada, no Goggie (which is obviously baby for dog). No words at all. Just hums and gestures. His autism didn't let his little mind develop that skill at the regular pace. With early intervention, hours upon hours of work and therapy we are happy to report Finn now talks non stop, NON stop lol, but there was a time we wondered if we'd ever hear his sweet voice. But even back then, on the darkest days, we still had music. Music is and has always been a key for Finn. He loves it. It calms him, excites him, and of course, when it's good, makes him dance. I always knew we would "unlock" him someday, unlock the vibrant little man I knew was bursting to get out and meet us and talk to us and play with friends. I knew because of who he was every time he'd hear music. He showed joy and emotion and a connection to the outside world with music. He'd clap and wiggle and hold my face and look in my eyes when I sang. It's hard to remember the dark days, when sometimes I'd have my son and sometimes he'd be "gone", just a shell of himself, because they were so scary. But the memories of those days that involve music are always good ones. And now, even though the dark days are behind us and he is always here and never "gone". We still rock out to music... every single day. It's Finn's favorite thing. And when the music is good, we dance.
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